In today’s turbulent economy it is not as easy to sell a home as you may think as there are many factors which go into buying decisions. Homeowners are constantly looking for ways to improve their home so that it sells at the best price possible. Adding interior renovations such as a new kitchen or bathroom is an obvious choice to up the potential home value, but renovations of outside assets such as garages, gates, fences and driveways are equally as important.
Judging the book by its cover
The driveway is the entrance to your home and gives a first impression as to what visitors and potential buyers can expect inside. It can get property visits off to a bad start if prospective buyers have to crunch their way across a weed-ridden, discoloured pebble drive before they even make it to your front door. A simple renovation of your driveway can go a long way to making the best impression possible.
To add value to your home, whether it is for your own personal reasons or even if it is already up for sale and you need a little help attracting home buyers, a new driveway is a great solution.
If you have a paved driveway on your property as opposed to an untidy loose stone look, this will significantly increase the aesthetic and monetary value of your home.
It will appeal to potential house buyers looking for a new, modern home, and it is definitely a push in the right direction if their dream house already has the renovations and additions they expect.
They will appreciate a nice smooth drive to park their car on rather than having to spend extra money of their own bringing it up to scratch. It doesn’t cost the earth, enhances your home’s look on the neighbourhood and even prevents wear to your car tyres.
Choosing the right driveway
Many driveways make use of traditional paving stones, slabs and bricks and for good reason. Paved driveways give a very smart first impression wherever they’re used – on old and new properties alike. The reason for this is that on first appearances it just looks like a smooth flat surface, but on closer inspection you can see the detail and craftsmanship that has gone into laying each individual brick to create the overall effect. Paved driveways, when done correctly, have the potential to add to your home’s values significantly because buyers recognise that they last for years and require minimal maintenance.
With variety of ways to pave your driveway, come amplitudes of prices. The costs will depend on what materials you decide to use. Paving a driveway with tarmac or concrete has always been quite costly and sometimes unappealing when finished, but there are now smarter and more cost-effective ways to enhance your driveway.
New technologies have allowed innovative materials to be used which are not only long-lasting, but they look great too.
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Tarmac driveways will suffice if you need a basic solid flat surface, but they will wear out pretty quickly from the great British seasons of weather extremes and oxidation.
This type of driveways will not add the value you are hoping for to your home and may cost more over time as they are not as easy or cheap to repair once they start to form cracks and chips.
Resin-bound driveways are very easy and quick to put into place. In fact, it can be done in the space of a day if you have a small driveway by a professional company with experience in laying this type of new material. They do not require much maintenance and will make your home look phenomenal for years to come with the range of colours and textures to choose from. Handy and effective Sustainable Drainage Systems (SUDs) are included with these resin-bound driveways to prevent flooding and unwanted pooling of water which leads to further problems down the line.